Pharmacology (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course. More about this course Designed specifically for students without the standard qualifications required for entry onto a traditional three-year programme, this four-year BSc Pharmacology extended degree includes a comprehensive foundation year – Year 0 (Level 3). Taught by experts in the field, this initial year of tuition will equip you with the academic knowledge you need to progress and succeed on our Pharmacology BSc (Hons), which constitutes the remaining three years of study. Designed to prepare you for a career in pharmacological research, throughout the degree you’ll study the effects of different chemical compounds on living systems and learn how different drugs can be used to treat illnesses, from cancer to schizophrenia. Taught through lectures, tutorials and practical hands-on sessions in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, you’ll also learn how to analyse pharmacological data, study the techniques behind drug development and screening, and hone the key laboratory skills vital for a career in pharmacology.


Example Year 0 modules include: Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Biology (core, 30 credits); Chemistry (core, 30 credits); Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits); Foundation Year Project (CPS) (core, 15 credits) Modules listed are subject to change. For full, up-to-date module details please visit the course page on the University website. Year 1 modules include: Introduction to Laboratory Skills (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 1 (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 2 (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits); Cell Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits); General Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Laboratory Techniques with Data Handling (core, 15 credits); Biochemistry (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Principles of Pharmacodynamics (core, 15 credits); Quantitative Analysis (core, 15 credits); Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); Metabolism (core, 15 credits); Principles of Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Delivery (core, 15 credits); Spectroscopic Methods (core, 15 credits); Human Immunity (core, 15 credits); Microbiology (core, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Systems Pharmacology (core, 15 credits); Toxicology (core, 15 credits); Research Project (core, 30 credits); Project (core, 30 credits); Biochemical Pathology (core, 15 credits); Neuropharmacology (core, 15 credits); Systems Pathology (option, 15 credits); Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling (option, 15 credits); Formulation and Quality Assurance of Solutions, Suspensions and Emulsions (option, 15 credits); Virology (option, 15 credits); Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits); Advanced Bioanalytical Science (option, 15 credits); Formulation and Quality Assurance of Solids and Semisolids (option, 15 credits); Sandwich Placement (option, 30 credits); Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through datasheets, comprehension exercises, progress tests, examinations and practical portfolios.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4400 Module
International £4400 Module
Channel Islands £4400 Module
Republic of Ireland £4400 Module

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Pharmacology (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS